Media Advisory: Worker Paid Cash 'Under the Table' to Clean PM's House

Legal Complaint to be Filed for Threats Made to Workers by Local Cleaning Contractor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - An employee of a local cleaning contractor has come forward and said she recently cleaned 24 Sussex for cash under the table. According to a legal complaint to be filed tomorrow, the same employee, who works at a federal building downtown, was told that if she or her co- workers talked about addressing work place issues by forming a union, they would be fired.

WHAT:24 Sussex Cleaner Speaks Out
WHEN:Wednesday April 20 @ 10 AM
WHERE:Lord Elgin Hotel
Room: St. Laurent
100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8
  • Employee of local cleaning contractor who worked at 24 Sussex
  • Jean de Deu Mulumbi - Representative of the Ottawa Justice for Janitors Council.

The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 100,000 workers in Canada and two million workers across Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

Contact Information:

SEIU Local 2
Diego Mendez